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What's On

  • Gone Girl

    Until Thu 30th Oct

    David Fincher brings Gillian Flynn's twisty, bestselling novel to the screen, peeling back the rotted layers of a modern marriage as Ben Affleck stands accused of murdering his wife. Read more

  • '71


    Until Thu 23rd Oct

    A young British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit after a riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971 in this tense and memorable drama, featuring a powerhouse performance from rising star Jack O'Connell. Read more

  • Maps To The Stars

    Until Thu 23rd Oct

    Director David Cronenberg eviscerates our celebrity obsessed culture with this vicious satire about a family mired in the cynicism and excess of modern day Hollywood. Read more

  • NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire

    Tue 21st Oct

    Gillian Anderson stars as Blanche DuBois in this critically acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams' timeless masterpiece, which also happens to be the fastest selling show in the Young Vic's history. Read more

  • Ida


    Wed 22nd Oct

    BAFTA winner Pawel Pawlikoski turns to his Polish homeland for this deeply moving film about a young nun on a path to discover her true identity. Read more

  • Sideways wine tasting

    Wed 22nd Oct

    Join us for an interactive wine tasting that features a screening of Alexander Payne's wine lovers film Sideways, as we taste our way through a wide variety of Californian wines. Read more

  • Guardian Live presents Russell Brand In Conversation

    Thu 23rd Oct

    Russell Brand, one of the UK's more controversial public figures, talks to the Guardian's Owen Jones about why the current political system just isn't working in this live satellite event. Read more

  • Northern Soul

    Thu 23rd Oct to Thu 30th Oct

    Elaine Constantine's infectious new film tells the story of two Northern lads whose world is changed forever when they find themselves in the middle of the chaotic 1970s Northern Soul scene. Read more

  • The Judge

    Fri 24th to Thu 30th Oct

    Robert Downey Jnr. plays an urban lawyer who heads back to his rural home when his father is implicated as a murder suspect in this comedy drama, featuring another fine supporting turn from Billy Bob Thornton. Read more

  • Effie Gray

    Fri 24th to Thu 30th Oct

    Dakota Fanning stars in the scandalous true story of the troubled relationship between Victorian art critic John Ruskin (Greg Wise) and Effie, his teenage bride. Read more

  • Trash Film Night presents Cool As Ice

    Fri 24th Oct

    Vanilla Ice got his very own movie with 1991 disaster-piece Cool As Ice, and our Trash Film Night commentators will be dissecting it for you in all its badly acted, badly thought out glory. Read more

  • 2014 Charity Poster Sale

    Sat 25th Oct

    We're clearing out our basement on Saturday 25th October and selling a few movie posters for charity, so come along and grab yourself a poster or five. Read more

  • Bicycle + director Q&A

    Sun 26th Oct

    Award winning director Michael B. Clifford visits The Electric to present a screening of his brand new documentary Bicycle, which tells the story of cycling in the land that invented the modern bicycle. Read more

  • Bolshoi Ballet: The Legend Of Love (live)

    Sun 26th Oct

    See the world renowned Bolshoi Ballet perform one of Russian master Yuri Grigorovich's earliest choreographed works, beamed live via satellite from the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Read more

  • The Possibilities Are Endless + Edwyn Collins Q&A & live acoustic set

    Mon 27th & Tue 28th Oct

    Edwyn Collins visits The Electric for a preview screening of a moving new documentary which documents the Orange Juice singer's remarkable recovery from a massive stroke, followed by a live acoustic set from the man himself. Read more

  • Electrolyte Club members preview: Nightcrawler

    Wed 29th Oct

    Jake Gyllenhaal gives an electrifying performance in the dark thriller Nightcrawler as a journalist who turns car crashes and murder into dollars, screening for Electrolyte Club members before general release. Read more

  • NT Live: Frankenstein (feat. Benedict Cumberbatch as The Creature)

    Thu 30th Oct - SOLD OUT!

    Danny Boyle's acclaimed 2011 National Theatre production of Frankenstein returns to cinemas, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as the Creature and Jonny Lee Miller as his creator. Read more

  • Mr. Turner

    Fri 31st Oct to Thu 6th Nov

    Mike Leigh's acclaimed new film explores the last quarter century of the eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner, portrayed by an award winning Timothy Spall. Read more

  • Nightcrawler

    Fri 31st Oct to Thu 6th Nov

    Human tragedy becomes financial gain in this dark thriller from writer-director Dan Gilroy, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a freelance journalist who dives into the murky waters of Los Angeles crime journalism. Read more

  • The Exorcist: Director's Cut


    May the power of Christ compel you to come and watch William Friedkin's 1973 horror masterpiece on the big screen this Halloween, screening in its extended director's cut. Read more

  • Shock & Gore presents Ring


    One of the most unsettling films ever made, Hideo Nakata's spine-chilling horror is a waking nightmare about a cursed videotape that kills anybody who watches it. Read more

  • Die Nibelungen: Siegfried + live score from Neil Brand

    Sun 2nd Nov

    A rare screening of Fritz Lang's 1924 silent movie epic Siegfried featuring a live score from BBC Radio 4's Neil Brand, screening as part of the Hippodrome Plus Ringside season. Read more

  • Interstellar

    Fri 7th to Thu 20th Nov

    Christopher Nolan takes audiences to another galaxy with his long awaited science fiction epic Interstellar, starring Matthew McConaughey as the leader of a team astronauts tasked with saving a dying Earth. Read more

  • Between Dog & Wolf: The New Model Army Story + Justin Sullivan Q&A

    Tue 18th Nov - SOLD OUT!

    The story of rock pioneers New Model Army is documented in this all-access documentary, followed by a live Q&A with both the film's director and New Model Army frontman Justin Sullivan. Read more

  • Vatican Museums 3D

    Tue 18th Nov

    Gain rare access to the Vatican's extensive collection of classical art with a three dimensional guided tour inside the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel. Read more

  • Bolshoi Ballet: The Pharoah's Daughter (recorded)

    Sun 23rd Nov

    French choreographer Pierre Lacotte's lavish production showcases the Bolshoi Ballet at its finest in this exotic production, recorded two years ago in the heart of Moscow. Read more

  • The Phantom Of The Opera + live score from Minima

    Sun 30th Nov

    Acclaimed post-rock band Minima visit The Electric to provide a striking live score to the classic 1925 gothic horror The Phantom Of The Opera, starring 'The Man Of A Thousand Faces' Lon Chaney. Read more

  • The Old Vic's The Crucible

    Thu 4th & Sun 7th Dec

    Richard Armitage heads up this acclaimed production of Arthur Miller's classic American drama about the Salem witch trials, recorded earlier this year at The Old Vic. Read more

  • Bolshoi Ballet: La Bayadere (recorded)

    Sun 7th Dec

    The Bolshoi Ballet presents a magnificent tale of impossible love against the backdrop of a lush, mysterious India, as choreographed by Marius Petipa. Read more

  • NT Live: JOHN

    Tue 9th Dec

    DV8 Physical Theatre's new production JOHN authentically depicts real-life adult stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience. Read more

  • Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker (live)

    Sun 21st Dec

    The classic Christmas story about a toy room coming magically to life is masterfully interpreted by the Bolshoi dancers for this live satellite performance. Read more

  • NT Live: Treasure Island

    Thu 22nd Jan & Wed 18th Feb

    Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to vivid life in a new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre. Read more

  • Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake (live)

    Sun 25th Jan

    With Tchaikovsky’s famous, lyrical score, Swan Lake depicts the tragic love between Princess Odette and Prince Siegfried, here performed to perfection by Russia’s great Bolshoi Ballet. Read more

  • RSC Live From Stratford presents Love's Labour's Lost

    Wed 11th Feb

    Shakespeare's sparkling comedy is reborn at the RSC under the direction of Christopher Luscombe, twinned with a screening of Love's Labour's Won (aka Much Ado About Nothing) on Wed 4th March. Read more

  • RSC Live From Stratford presents Love's Labour's Won

    Wed 4th March

    Shakespeare's comic romance, also known as Much Ado About Nothing, is staged in Stratford under director Christopher Luscombe, twinned with a screening of Love's Labour's Lost on Wed 11th February. Read more

  • Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo & Juliet (recorded)

    Sun 8th March

    William Shakespeare’s timeless love story, written in 1595, is brought to the stage via breathtaking choreography and Sergei Prokofiev’s much-loved score. Read more

  • Bolshoi Ballet: Ivan Le Terrible (live)

    Sun 19th Apr

    Drawing on the music composed by Prokofiev for the 1944 Eisenstein film, Ivan the Terrible is a work in the true Bolshoi style, portraying events in 16th-century Russia in visually stunning style. Read more

  • NT Live: Man & Superman

    Thu 14th May

    Oscar nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List) plays Jack Tanner in the National Theatre's exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic. Read more